The China-Italy Innovation Forum 2013 is scheduled to take place in Beijing on November 14 and 15. Registration is free and interested parties have until October 10 to apply for the Italian delegation, led by Minister of Education, Universities and Research, Maria Chiara Carrozza.
The event will be the most important occasion for one-to-one meetings, themed roundtables and company visits to encourage possible industrial and trade agreements between Italian and Chinese participants. These opportunities wind along the path of annual events, alternately organised in Italy and China with this year being the PRC’s turn. The forum will focus on four main categories: Energy, Cities and Cultural Heritage; Life Sciences and Medicine; Agri-food Hubs and Innovation Districts; and finally Traditional Products and Services, like manufacturing and textiles.
A plethora of national associations representing entrepreneurs, from the CAN to Confindustria, have announced official registration granting free access to the conference, which is open to research centres, higher educational institutes, business-research clusters, enterprises, as well as scientific and technological organisations.